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school in newtown friday morning. >> we never seen anything like this. it is heart wrenching for us as it is for the families. >> reporter: the suspect has been identified as 20-year-old adam lanza. he was killed by his own hand. his mother was a teacher at the school. she was killed at a second location. a parent instead of the school at the time believed 100 rounds had been fired. the first 911 call came in at 9:30 a.m. the police put in an active shooter search. >> this were police with rifles and handguns. they were on the roof, they were surrounding the school. >> the families have been notified. the preliminary identifications. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: at a vigil, connecticut's governor searched for answers to difficult questions. >> understand that a test is just that. that which we rise to and answer and respond to. >> reporter: and now a community is left to wonder how this could happen in their town. a community devastated and looking for a way to heal. >> reporter: what can you tel
moment for our town but it does not define us. we are newtown a special and caring place. >>> president obama speaks to a grieving connecticut community offering love and prayers and he tells the families of those killed in friday's school shooting that the nation stands with them. good evening everyone i'm heather holmes. >> and i'm ken pritchett in tonight for ken wayne. >> i just hope that it helps you to know that you are not alone in your grief. that our world too has been torn apart. that all across this land of ours we have wept with you. we pulled our children tight. >> and that is president obama as he seeks to comfort the community of newtown community and the rest of america in services this evening recall the horror of the shooting and the innocence of the victims. mr.obama met with the families of the 26 killed. he called on the nation to do more to keep children safe. >>> meantime new information is coming to light about how gunman adam lanza pulled out friday's shooting. he used his rifle to blow the door open. he then killed the principal and school counselor. >> churchg
in newtown. this will be the fourth time president obama has made such a visit following a mass shooting. in his weekly address today, he offered condolences and a call to action. >> we have to come together and we'll have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening, regardless of politics. >> president obama did not provide specifics but in the past, the president has supported reinstating a federal assault weapons ban. >>> the medical examiner said he's never had to deal with something like this. >> my sensibilities may not be the average man, but this probably is the worst i have seen. >> dr. carver went on to say that all of the victims had been shot multiple times with a long weapon, presumably the semiautomatic rifle found at the scene. >> people all over the world are expressing sympathy for the victims in the massacre. in moscow, people left flowers and stuffed animals outside the american embassy. the prime minister formally sent condolences and said russia's thoughts are with the victims' loved ones. >> in rio de janeiro set a memorial. >> briti
for holiday break fun, these students were thinking about newtown and the damage violence does in so many lives. >> they will never see their kids again. they have to put someone in the ground that they love so much. and like those kids never going to see christmas again. they will never see the families again. >> violence is a big issue i think in high school. the organizers graduated four years ago. she and many friends have lost loofed ones to gang violence over the years. so newtown's loss while different. it is not a stranger in homes. it is true. but there are young people, a generation of people that want to put an end to violence. >> one student wiped away tears telling us about fears she has about assaults at school. newtown was out of the blue but many teens live with the anxiety of on going threats. >> anything could happen. people could come to school with like weapons and you don't know that. >> since there's a lot of them, you don't know which one will come to you, which one has a weapon. >> what they have done and for what they always will do. >> students from surrounding h
zone. >>> more >>> continuing coverage now of that school massacre in newtown. more of the tiny victims were buried today. this as we're learning about a man who helped six children he found in his yard after the shooting. jennifer davis is in newtown and tells us what happened after all those kids left is heartbreaking. >> reporter: hi there frank. yeah it's just every story gets even sadder than the last one quite honestly. you know this is a day when school buses and hursts were sharing the road as this community really deals with two different challenges. saying goodbye to the lives lost but also helping the children who survived trying to get back to a routine. as you mentioned they did have funerals today for two young children, two 6-year-olds, a man who lives close to the school is sharing his memories about how he helped some children, some shocked and frightened children -- who escaped from the massacre. >> reporter: stocking hung, a single white rose tucked inside. these women decking out a tree now adorned with carnations and ornaments. newtown reminder of the season marred
. a vigil wrapped up in newtown connecticut where the community remembered the victims of today's massacre at sandy hook elementary school. authorities identified the shooter at 20-year-old adam lanza. he reportedly had a history of mental illness. we have learned police found more guns on campus. we have news reporters covering all angles of this story. including who the shooter was. but we have jennifer davis. >> reporter: there was also a filled to capacity crowd here for a vigil earlier this evening. clearly this town is very much still struggling with what happened here earlier today. as is much of the country even the president was wiping away tears. >> it's identifying the shooter as 20-year-old adam lanza. they say he is the one who killed more than two dozen people including himself in this massacre. 20 of his victims were little children. >> there were 18 children who were pronounced dead at the school. there were two that were transported to area hospitals and pronounced dead at area hospitals. >> reporter: among the dead the gunman's mother who worked as a teacher at this schoo
't ruled out that it could be a hoax because to have newtown incident this connecticut but right now they are taking it seriously and focussing mostly on the technology building going floor by floor and, again, just a short while ago we saw the lights coming on on the top floor so that could indicate maybe the search is coming to an end. weal give you more de tals as we receive them. reporting live. >>> thank you, robert. let's go ahead and bring in on the telephone a chancellor at san jose city college. chancellor, are you with us? we're expecting to hear from --. >> you got it. do you have a life --. >> i apologize. that was robert. we're waiting to hear from chancellor rita. chancellor, are you with us. >> yes, i'm here. >> thank you for joining us again. i know you've been helping us on channel 2 with your coverage, as well. can you give us the latest? what's the situation there at your campus. >>> i believe the report you've just stated is fairly accurate. police are still doing the floor-by-floor check. as you know, it's a collaboration by our san jose -- our own campus police,
and the tragedy in newtown for the forecast. >> it's another cold night in the bay area. that isn't keeping folks away from christmas shopping. amber lee is out. >> reporter: it's a cold, clear night here at berkeley's fourth street shopping district. christmas is next tuesday, but many people are telling us they're trying to get their shopping done by tonight. the holiday lights and smaller crowds made tonight and ideal time to get out to the stores. >> i heard tomorrow was going to be rainy. i was hoping to get things wrapped up today. >> reporter: other shoppers tell us their deadline for buying presents is now. >> i have one more stop and i'll be dunn done. >> reporter: mary bundled up. >> presents for my team at work and just wanted to get them done tonight. we're off next week. >> holidays it does get busy for us. >> reporter: william at pets referral center says the holidays are a busy time. pets have a tendency to eat things that are harmful to them when their owners are distracted. he's urging pet owners to make sure their animals are kept warm and dry. if they're housed outside, move th
. >>reporter: hundreds of people, including a young wrestling team came together at the funeral home in newtown to say goodbye to jack pinto. the media was not allowed inseed but outside the grief was clear. >> it was sad. it was very sad. it was short. >>reporter: the pastor attended the service and said jack was buried in the jersey of his favorite new york giants football player. flowers are in heavy demand this week for the funerals and many memorials that have popped up in town. >> you love to be able to help people at a time like this. i always feel that the flowers do comfort people but this is just so overwhelming. >>reporter: the owner told me the connecticut florist association has kicked into high gear to help hangout. in the city of monroe, a middle school is going to serve as a temporary home for sandy hook elementary when those kid go back to class. today, one moving truck after another brought in furniture and supplies from sandy hook. >> i think it's great for the kids. they need to go somewhere. this is close for him. >>reporter: this man lives across the street. his three days
a hurting community, these are images from tribute to newtown an event organized by nearby communities. >> standing together, dreaming together. praying together. and building together. there can be a tomorrow, a and newtown can live again and rise from its ashes and began again. >> earlier wednesday the heart- wrenching funerals carried on and the car carrying 7-year-old daniel barden passed the first reponders stood by to pay respects. loved ones are saying goodbye to victoria suto called a hero for giving up her life to protect students. >> she would not hesitate to save anyone else and especially children, she loved themmos more than life. >> the issue of gun control has been front and center since the shootings that took the lives of 20 children and 7 adults. president obama is taking the first steps in his effort for change gun policy in america asking vice president joe biden to establish a set of proposals by the end of next month. >> this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside.
at the funeral home in newtown to say goodbye to 6- year-old football player, wrestler, and skier, jack pinto. >> it was real sad. >> reporter: flowers are in heavy demand this week for funerals and the many memorials that have popped up around town. this is alice's floorist in nearby bethel. >> you want to be able to help people at a time like this. i feel the flowers do comfort people. but this is so overwhelming. it's one of the things you read about, and it's not going to happen here. >> reporter: in the city of monroe, a middle school is going to serve as the temporary home for sandy hook elementary school when those kids go back to class. >> i think it's great for the kids. they need to go somewhere. this is close for them. it's great. >> reporter: every school in now town was closed today. but all district staff met at the high school to strategize their approach tomorrow when students come back. back here live, it is unclear when the students from sandy hook will return to class. live in sandy hook, john sasaki, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> the victims of the mass shooting were remembere
to remember the tiny victims from that newtown massacre in connecticut. maureen naylor is in the south bay. tonight she spoke with a 10- year-old there who says he can't stop thinking about what happened. >> reporter: frank we're live at ida pierce middle school where we hear that the children plan to send their secret santa presents to the surviving victims of sandy hook elementary. chanting buddhist monks join a diverse group to remember the victims in newtown connecticut. >> very depressed. saturday tried to stay in and try to shake it out of my mind but it was hard to. >> reporter: in the lobby of the county building, ornaments with smiling faces hang from this christmas tree. this fifth grader shared what he can't stop thinking about. >> the presents under your christmas trees at home that are waiting for you. but you are no longer here to open them. >> reporter: with a 2 -month-old baby boy this mother is keeping him and his 4-year- old daughter a little closer. >> cuddled with them. she slept in the room that night, both of them. keeping them close. just praying. >> reporter: more t
. >> reporter: he had with him three guns including a semi automatic rifle. the same weapon used in the newtown connecticut massacre. he also had plenty of ammunition. >> when i was being told by investigators there were a lot of ammunition around. he was ready to go to war. >> reporter: authorities say they believe they found his sister's remains in the house the two shared and that spangler set ablaze. >> we did locate apparent human remains in the ruins. the assumption is that it's the shooter's sister. >> reporter: why spangler the set off the attack nobody knows. when spangl er's mother recently died she asked for doe neighs to the fire department. we may never know what was going through his mind. >>> it was a somber christmas in newtown connecticut as the sidewalk memorial for the 26 victims killed at an elementary school almost two weeks ago continues to grow. today volunteers kept watch over a candlelight vigil to make sure they remained burning all day. police officers from near by towns filled in for newtown police to make sure they had christmas off. >>> here at home crews in santa
residents up in arms. plus, too much of a good thing. why the community of newtown is asking well wishers to please stop sending gifts. >> in just ten minutes, we're going to track those rain showers as they move in. how lang they'll >>> the community of newtown, connecticut is asking well wishers to stop sending gifts. newtown has been inundated with gifts from all over the world since the shooting, and especially over the holidays. officials say they can't handle so many items, and suggest people distribute gifts in their own communities instead. also, the town plans on creating a permanent memorial for the victims. >>> a new york state politician is blasting a local paper for publishing a map of gun permits. they published an interactive database that shows the location and names for 16,000 permits. the database also has drawn support. one mother has commented, she will let her daughter play in the home of a neighboring gun owner. >>> in nigeria's capital, an explosion in a fireworks warehouse sparked a major fire. lagos restaurants say the blast was so big, they mistook it for a bomb
waivers. >> officials in newtown, connecticut say they plan to regular us nate a herm inia them northerly. the moe men toes will stay up it will inform new years. to pay respects. >>> a white christmas across the nation came with a high price. mother nature is being blamed for six deaths in many states. tornados death mates communities in the south on christmas day. this is video from alabama where more than 20 tornados his yesterday. they knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes in arkansas. snow covered roads are making treacherous driving conditions conditions across the midwest. hundreds of flighting will be delayed or canceled today. they will deteriorate into the evening. >> and christmas dinner on the table when a san jose family received an early gift last night. it was dad, not santa delivering this tiny package. >> it was a gift the heymings were not expecting this christmas. >> i was due early january but i figured midjanuary. >> it the trouble wasn't that he was early it was thats he's fast. there wasn't time for help to arrive. >> i thought that there was that some
. hoping no community has to endure newtown's heartbreak again. in washington, ktvu channel 2 news. >> shame on the nra! >> reporter: code pink protesters disrupted that rifle association press conference in wash wash twice. demonstrators held up signs saying nra, blood on your hands and the nra is killing our kids. critics are blasting today's response about making schools safer. ahead in 9 minutes bay area educators tell fuss more guns would -- teleus more guns would better protect our students -- tell us more guns would better protect our students. >>> a twist on the gun buy back next month. in addition to purchases guns from residents authorities will buy back violent video games. >> you just don't need to have hathat kind of carnage exposed to our young people. and, it -- it will open up the dialogue, i hope, with families to know what is going on. >> the marin gun and buy back is set for january 15th. martin luther king junior's birthday. the video games will be destroyed. >>> in the south bay, the police say they arrested a woman with connection to a deadly home invasion ro
at a hospital and released. >>> plans to analyze the genetic make-up of newtown gunman lanza, are causing a stir. looking at his dna could reveal a mutation that is responsible for aggressive or violent behavior. others say this is no proof a marker exists and people with similar markers could be segregated. >>> san francisco's railway offered free rides. muni's west growth shaped city neighborhoods. >> reporter: it was surprisingly uncrowded all day. we found tourists, especially gleeful at the free rides. >> i have ridden it one time today. it was free. we went the wrong direction but i guess it does not matter today. >> reporter: the 1years is often little appreciated story of reshaping san francisco. nothing more important than the twin peaks tunnel. from market street to the westportal neighborhood. we dug into the archives. a century ago southwest san francisco was virtually all sand dunes. and development required public transit. the longest rail tunnel west of new york city. 2 and a quarter miles. three years to build. this film of real estate promotion from the time, opening in 1918,
in schools as the best way to prevent shootings like the one in newtown connecticut. today warner a supporter of gun ownership called for mental health care as a way to protect schools. >>> religion leaders prayed for peace and called for action to prevent gun violence. church members held sunday service then a town hall forum to answer questions and spark discussion. actor and activist danny glover and jeremiah wright. glover says the connecticut shooting has brought a problem dealt with daily, gun violence. >> daily in light of what has happened in newtown connecticut, don't you give up on me. because now it is time for you to act. >> a group of san francisco faith leaders met with leaders to discuss what they can do to help. they hope to have similar meetings in the months to come. >>> the key to solving bay area traffic problems could come from cell phone towers. a uc berkeley team says their study is the first time that data from cell phone towers and gps devices have been used to track traffic and their research could be used to can cut down your drive time. stop and go traffic and brea
gun charges. >> 26 people in a silent protest. how they're remembering the victims of newtown, connecticut. >> hostess products may return to store shelves. want plan to bring the beloved brand back to [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> the final victims of last week's school shooting in connecticut were laid to rest today. family and friends of 7-year- old josephine gay gathered for her funeral. in nearby bloomfield, connecticut there were services and in utah 6-year-old emilie parker was buried. the shootings have sparked national debate about gun control and whether
>>> continuing coverage on the tragedy in newtown. it has been ten days since the shooting in the sandy hook community of connecticut and on christmas eve the entire nation is feeling for those who lost loved ones that day. visitors paid their respects to the victims tonight with messages of support and sorrow from around the world. the town hall is now home to a memorial in honor of the 20 children and six adulted killed in the massacre. >> we just needed to do it to let everyone know that we care and that they're in our that you are -- they're in our thoughts and our prayers. >>> thousands of people are calling for cnn host pierce morgan to be deported. the movement began after the native brit voiced his strong opinion on gun control calling a gun advocate an unbelievably stupid man during an interview on his show. that started an online petition to have morgan deported. so far 92,000 people signed it. >>> the search is on tonight in lake county for a reportedly depressed 23-year-old woman who disappeared last night. kimberly marie hazelwood walked away from her home yesterday evening. de
on bringing his son's killer to justice. patti lee, ktvu news. >>> the tragedy in newtown touched people across the country including an ohio salon owner who is reaching out to the survivors. all the money from haircuts during an event will go to the families of those killed. >> it's unthinkable that you send your child to school and you never get to see them today. >> reporter: many who had their haircuts today said they did because they wanted to do all they could to show they're support. >>> making a new promise, what president obama is vowing to do after the deadly attack in libya that killed an american ambassador. >> plus a second bus explosion in as many days in libya. >>> and another shark attack, >>> bag pipers followed a funeral procession for one of two volunteer firemen shot and killed in a christmas eve ambush. hundreds waited outside in falling snow for a chance to pay their respect to firefighter and police lieutenant michael chiperini. he and thomas pecusca were killed by a man who set his own home on fire and then waited for firefighters to arrive to kill them. >>> now
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